Welcome!

News Feed Item

fashiontv and NEC Collaborate Globally on Fashion-Related Advertising Service for Smartphones

Tokyo, Feb 20, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - fashiontv, an internationally broadcast television channel specializing in fashion, and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE 6701) announced today that they are entering into a global collaboration on a fashion-related advertising service based on image recognition features of smartphones.

Starting today, the two companies will successively launch "fashiontvscan," a smartphone application that features free-of-charge fashion-related content services and advertising services for businesses in 23 countries and regions (*).

fashiontvscan lets users view videos and read news stories on the latest in fashion. As users direct their smartphones towards TV commercials, newspaper ads, magazine ads, outdoor signboards, posters and others, the app recognizes images, photos and logos then guides users to designated websites, where they can obtain detailed information on fashion items, campaign information and coupons.

The fashiontvscan app is equipped with NEC's independently developed "GAZIRU" image recognition technology, recognized as one of the world's top-class recognition technologies. The app works with GAZIRU to smoothly display information and allow users to conveniently shop online, saving them the trouble of searching the Internet.

The two companies will capitalize on fashiontvscan to offer services that guide consumers to company websites and provide big data analysis, including marketing-related services that help analyze the behavioral history of users guided to such websites.

fashiontv is an exclusive fashion-dedicated entertainment channel, airing programs featuring the latest fashion trends on a 24/7 basis to approximately 350 million households throughout the world. With brand power in the fashion industry and a global-level viewer base, it operates an extensive online advertising business, including a wide range of promotions on YouTube. Today, amid trends toward multi-channel corporate promotions and the expansion of e-commerce markets, there is a need for effective promotions that seamlessly attract users from conventional ads and video content to online services.

NEC is currently placing a focus on the social solutions business in order to offer leading-edge big-data-based technologies, products and services under the brand name of NEC Big Data Solutions. The services provided under this partnership represent a forward looking expansion of big data-related sales into a wider range of industries, which is necessary for the future growth of big data-related business.

Features of fashiontvscan include:

1.Services for Individual Customers

1.Leading-edge fashion-related videos
Users can view videos featuring fashion shows and events held in different parts of the world featuring popular models, designers, celebrities, behind-the-scenes stories in the fashion industry and lifestyles - all free of charge.

2.Access to fashion-related news

Users gain access to the latest fashion information, including news about worldwide fashion, the latest trends, brands, information on fashiontv, scenes from fashion shows and information about popular stores.

3.Topical information about brands

The service offers the latest information about fashion brand events and bargain information.

4.Image recognition service

Simply by running fashiontvscan and holding their smartphones over an ad or other specific object, users can instantly go to shopping and other related websites. They can use the service through intuitive operation, with no need for search-engine-based text searches.

2.Advertising Services for Businesses

1.Promotion Support Service
The service supports companies' promotions by guiding fashiontvscan users to designated websites when they hold their smartphones over television, newspaper and magazine ads, outdoor signboards, posters and others. This allows advertisers to offer users detailed product and promotional information, lead them to their shopping websites and make coupons available.

2.Behavioral Data Collection Service
fashiontvscan makes use of GAZIRU PLUS, a service newly added to GAZIRU, to collect data on what interests users and what information they have obtained. This allows businesses to offer optimized promotions according to targets, objectives, places and time slots, and to plan their marketing by analyzing collected data.

Going forward, the two companies will continue to enrich the content available through fashiontvscan and to expand its availability. They will also build ties with telecommunications operators and advertising agencies throughout the world in order to expand the advertising service business.

fashiontv and NEC will display this service at Mobile World Congress 2014, Hall 3, Stand No. 3N10, scheduled in Barcelona from Monday, February 24, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group is working towards the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Going forward, NEC aims to develop solutions for a wide range of social issues, as a compa
ny that creates value for society through the promotion of its "Solutions for Society," which provide advanced social infrastructure utilizing ICT.

Note:

(*) 23 countries and regions: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States and Vietnam.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.



Source: NEC Corporation

Contact:
Seiichiro Toda  
NEC Corporation  
[email protected]
+81-3-3798-6511 


Copyright 2014 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net

More Stories By JCN Newswire

Copyright 2008 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of JCN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JCN Newswire. JCN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DevOps is not just last year’s buzzword. Companies with DevOps practices are 2.5x more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. But how do you enable high performance? What can you do right now to start? Find out from DevOps experts including Gene Kim, co-author of "The Phoenix Project," and the Dynatrace Center of Excellence.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn’t require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers ...
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Recognizing the need to identify and validate information security professionals’ competency in securing cloud services, the two leading membership organizations focused on cloud and information security, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)^2, joined together to develop an international cloud security credential that reflects the most current and comprehensive best practices for securing and optimizing cloud computing environments.
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be muc...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...